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#1 User is offline doc eggfan 

Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:34 PM

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Growing up in regional Australia, I relied heavily on subscriptions to mail order services for my gaming fixes. I used to get a quarterly catalogue from The Gamesmen store, and was lamenting that I no longer had copies for scanning.

Luckily, The Gamesmen also values historical preservation, and I was able to transfer some copies over to Retro CDN. Well worth a flick through.

https://retrocdn.net...smen_(AU)_Scans

Source: https://www.gamesmen.../old-catalogues

Should I keep going past 2002? A lot less Sega stuff in the remaining issues.
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#2 User is offline Black Squirrel 

Posted 23 October 2018 - 02:56 PM

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If it's useful, then yes


I have a questionable plan to keep track of this sort of thing:

https://segaretro.or...ate:RetailTable

https://segaretro.or...gazine_articles


Using the power of modern technology... we can construct tables of... retail advertisements. It's a task for crazy people and it'll probably never get done, but with enough references, one day we'll be able to plot retail prices against time and see exactly how old video games degraded in value.

Hey maybe one day we can even do some fancy currency conversion. Find out exactly how much more games cost in Australia in 1994 than the US or Japan.

#3 User is offline doc eggfan 

Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:29 AM

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No crazier than documenting every region lockout screen. :)

Here is another thing I'm working on (still a work in progress).

The Zone

This show is so forgotten and obscure I almost believed I must have just imagined it and it never existed. Found about 20 episodes on youtube in a 5 min search. I'm going to tidy them up a bit (cutting out commercial breaks) before loading to Retro CDN. I live in hope that a complete set of episodes can be found one day.

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